uTorrent 2.0 looks to the future Video
uTorrent 2.0 looks to the future Video Transcript
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>> uTorrent 2.0 looks the same as before, but under it's hood, there are some interesting changes that could have a big effect on the future of torrenting. Hi, I'm Seth Rosenblatt for CNET Download.com, and in this First Look video, we're seeing what's going on in the mega-popular torrenting client, uTorrent. And yes, I know it's properly spelled "micro torrent," but good luck finding anybody who says that in casual conversation. The first, most technical, and also most important change is the introduction of UTP. It stands for uTorrent protocol, not uToilet paper, and it will natively prevent one person's connection to a torrent from crowding out all the others. uTorrent's designers predict it will consequently result in faster average download speeds and could result even in Internet service providers being less hostile to torrenting. Basically, UTP will slow down a torrent's traffic until whatever is causing the congestion is cleared up. There's also a new transfer cap feature under options, preferences, which allows users whose ISPs have set download and upload limits to manage them with ease. Importantly, the feature also includes the ability to track the upload and download rates over a recent time period. If UTP is looking to the future of torrenting, this transfer cap feature deals with today's torrenting problems. Remember what I said about uTorrent looking the same as before? Okay, so I kind of lied. Skins have come to uTorrent, too, but don't expect a simple interface for switching them around. There's no skins menu option, so they must be added manually by going to the uTorrent skins sight. Choose one and save it to your uTorrent folder, which can be found by typing "%apdata%" into any Windows system's search box. Restart uTorrent, and your new skin should appear. New users will find a redone installation process with a built in speed test and other automatic tweaks for high traffic up loaders. This new version is fast, has some truly innovative tools, and is well worth downloading. With the first look at uTorrent 2, I'm Seth Rosenblatt for Download.com. ^M00:02:02 [ Music ]
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